October Paper Pumpkin 2022!

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The October Paper Pumpkin 2022 was AMAZING! I can’t believe how much detail and layers and fabulousness was in this kit! The one for sure took me longer than 30 minutes.

October Paper Pumpkin 2022, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think this one was my favorite of the 3 styles! The kit created a total of 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs. The layers and details are just amazing. I did mess up on stamping one of the santas but that’s okay! Stampin’ Up provided santa faces but also all of the letters of JOY so I just used the O in place of my messed up santa! Thank you, Stampin’ Up!

Ho Ho Ho Santa Christmas Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Another reason I am loving this kit is that I don’t typically purchase Santa stamp sets. I love them but I seem to be more drawn to ornaments, snowflakes, trees, etc. BUT NOW I have a Santa in my stamp collection! Paper Pumpkin always pushes me outside the box with color combinations, stamps, and even techniques! Loving this window look too!

Stampin Up All Inclusive Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The November Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates with this October Paper Pumpkin 2022 kit but it focuses on gift tags and packaging. TODAY is the last day to get signed up for the November Kit so don’t wait! Click here to get signed up! You can try it out for 1 month or a few months or a few years! It’s all up to you! Paper Pumpkin also makes great gifts too! You can get the kit and give that or gift Pre-Paid Subscriptions!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


September 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit!

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The September 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit has me all ready to go for Halloween! Since it’s not my favorite holiday, I love how this kit takes care of all of my needs with some stamps to use for a few cards and treats to make for family. Always shooting for Auntie of the Year! 🙂

September 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one is my favorite because it was the easiest! LOL Just being honest! Plus I am really loving purple for Halloween. It’s a nice change and I love purple! TIP: Watch this video to figure out how to create the boxes for this kit. They are not really boxes but drawers that slide into the decorated sleeve. Once I figured that out, it was super easy from there on!

Halloween Treat Boxes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one was my second favorite….although I’m not so sure about the plaid! It’s so many colors and kinda weird. I always think of plaid as like blues, greens, and reds! Apparently I need to branch out more! LOL

Spooky Spider Treat Box, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This treat box is super cute but it was a bit of a pain. Trying to add adhesive dots on that spider web so it would hold on was a bit tedious. Just saying. LOL I do love the look though! Which one is your favorite?!?! Let me know in the comments below!

Don’t forget that you can sign up for Paper Pumpkin and join in the fun by clicking here! Also, Paper Pumpkin makes really good gifts too because it is all inclusive! I love it!!!

Did you love the September 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit?! Did you make treat boxes or cut up the pieces for making cards?!?

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


August Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The August Paper Pumpkin Kit is probably my favorite kit in the past few years. I LOVED all 3 cards and thought that were super fun and easy to create!!! Like really loved each card!

August Paper Pumpkin Kit 2022, Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at how amazing these cards are! You all know how much I love flowers already but this watercolor, wild flower look is just fabulous! Add in a few bumblebees and a fabulous greeting and I’m in love!

Sunflower Paper Pumpkin Card Kit, www.LlaurasStampPad.com

I don’t even know that I can pick my favorite so I’m just going to post each photo! One of my tips for this card is to make sure you test out your spacing with the greeting before adhering it down. On my first card, I just placed the greeting down and then realized my sunflower was off to the left rather far.

Bumblebees and Wildflowers Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, just note that you don’t have to add adhesive to the outside edge where there isn’t much room to add the adhesive. Simply add adhesive to that center rectangle and you will be golden! Thank goodness! Am I right?!? LOL

At Home Greeting Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Can you see the little vellum honeycomb in these cards?! It is very subtle but adds some fun texture to the cards. I will say that it much easier to notice in person than in a photo! Don’t stress about the adhesive on these small pieces. Simply add some adhesive to the card, press the vellum in and add the layers over the top which will help secure it. Easy and fabulous for sure!!!

September Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Paper Pumpkin has you all set for the upcoming holidays with the September, October, and November Kits! Click here to sign up and enjoy these fun kits with a friend!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


July 2022 Paper Pumpkin!

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The July 2022 Paper Pumpkin didn’t grab my attention right away! Maybe it is because I live in the midwest but I don’t gravitate towards beachy stuff – boats, lighthouses, sea life, etc. I have seen amazing projects with these images but it’s just not me. But then I created this kit and really enjoyed it because it gave me a chance to play with these images/looks with a small investment. I also stamped outside the box and that was fun!

July 2022 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The color scheme for these cards is amazing! I LOVE Bermuda Bay and Pool Party so much! This card above was my favorite! The greeting is great to have on hand to reach out to someone anytime! I stamped the envelope a little too! Eeeee I love it!

Paper Pumpkin Under the Sea, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I myself wouldn’t use purples and reds together because it just doesn’t feel right but look at this card. It totally works! The collage of items together is super fun. Also for the twine around the bottle neck, I simply cut a piece and folded it in half. Then I wrapped it around and through the loop. Next I secured it on the back with adhesive. No knot or bow at all. The rustic look is just perfect!

Ship in a Bottle, Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card was my least favorite but then I left the twine bow off and I liked it better. I don’t know but it just wasn’t fitting for me! There is nothing wrong with changing up the kit and doing your own thing!

I really enjoyed making these cards and can’t wait to send them out. In fact, I think I only have 2 or 3 left to send out. It’s always good to stamp different from your normal style.

August 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The August Kit is all about gold and sunflowers and I can’t wait! You still have 1 more day to get signed up! Click here to get this kit and try it out!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


May 2022 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The May 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit featured all 5 of the new In Colors and I love it! The pop of color and then gold foil accents are just stunning!! Let me know which set is your favorite in the comments below!

May 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It is so hard for me to pick a favorite because I really do love these cards. I’m going with Tahitian Tide as my first pick because I love the splatters in the background and the greeting is super fabulous!!! The monochromatic dots are my favorite here as well!

Sweet Sorbet Paper Pumpkin Kit Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is perfect for #Happymail and will be great to send to my niece who is in college. Anyone getting a new job, moving, starting a sport, etc would love this uplifting card for sure! For some reason, on this card I actually like the multicolored dots better than monochromatic!

2022-2024 Stampin’ Up In Colors

Orchid Oasis Stampin' Up In Color, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is great because the greeting is very generic. I also love the color variations for some reason! Monochromatic all the way with this card. How crazy is it that I love monochromatic on some and others I prefer multi-colored?!?! Ehhh I’m crazy so I shouldn’t be surprised!

Parakeet Party 2022-2024 In Color Stampin Up, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For this card, I love the bright green – Parakeet Party! It’s so bright and cheery. The greeting is kinda meh. I would prefer just a Happy Birthday or something. Although there are plenty of people I could send this card too so looks like I just need to branch out and embrace it. That is one thing I love about Paper Pumpkin…..it pushes me! It makes me try color combinations I wouldn’t have thought of. I used greetings, images, and techniques that maybe aren’t my favorite. This is a good thing and I need the push!

Starry Sky Stampin' Up In Color Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is another greeting that I struggle with a lot. Best Wishes is a hard greeting for me to use. I mean sure I could use it for wedding, anniversary, new job, a move, etc but I also look at the greeting and think “IDK.” Do you use Best Wishes a lot?!?! What occasion?!?

Be sure to sign up for the June Paper Pumpkin before Friday so you can enjoy the fun of card making and ease of it all prepped for you! Also, it’s okay if it pushes you out of your comfort zone! It’s a good thing! 🙂

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


April 2022 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit BLEW ME AWAY!!! I was totally thinking monarch butterflies and greens and oranges. That was so not what it was. The Z fold and peek-a-boo designs were super fun! The colors and inspirational stamps are uplifting and amazing!!!

April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Craft Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the black polka dot background on this card because it makes the beautiful flowers POP so much more! Going from a seedling to a bud and then full blooms is so inspiring as well as that greeting!!! The back of the card has a spot to write your message!!!

Moon and Stars Peek-A-Boo Inspirational Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m not even going to pick my favorites because they are all amazing and I would sit here forever changing my decision! This card I LOVE the peek-a-boo look with the stars and moon. The day to night look of the card with the greeting Everyday is a new day is so uplifting. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom to 2 young children but I just find these cards so perfect! Each day IS a new day to do our best and rock it!!! Heck, that means these cards would make great Mother’s Day Cards too!!! The one thing that I don’t like about this card is that there really isn’t a spot to write your message. I plan on adding a Basic White piece to the back because I don’t want to write on the inside and have it show through!

Mother’s Day Card Option:

Butterfly Spring Card for Mother's Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now this card for sure is all the feels as a Mom! Our little ones go from a little catepillar and soon they are blossoming into beautiful butterflies and off they go! Cue the tears! This card would work for a graduation card as well! So many options! This card does have a back panel to write on so that is awesome! I love these designs!

Have you started your Mother’s Day and Graduation cards yet?!? I have some done but need to finish!

If you want to see me create the April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, check out this video! Don’t miss out on the May Paper Pumpkin which includes the NEW Stampin’ Up! In Colors! Also, there will be a GOLDEN TICKET in random kits that is worth $25. WOOT WOOT! I can’t wait to get mine and I’m sure I’ll scream super loud if I get a golden ticket! Eeeeeeee

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


March 2022 Paper Pumpkin!

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The March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit was AMAZING!!! It was called Beyond the Horizon and I loved the color cominbation, the layers and the perfect greetings!!!

March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am normally not a layers girl but this one is my favorite. Maybe it is because all of the pieces are die cut for me already, lol! That is one of the fabulous perks of a kit! This card is just what I need in my collection for #happymail.

Assembly Tips:

Just a few tips when you go to put this March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit together. I am not a huge fan of the Mini Glue Dots that come in the kit and prefer to use a tape runner style of glue. They just seem to tedious! What I did for all the layers on these cards was add a strip of adhesive in the spots that I knew would be covered up. Then I pressed the die cut images over the top and then added the banner greetings over the top of that. This secures the die cut without having to add a million little glue dots all over. It also gives the die cut image a little flappy 3D look.

Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is my second favorite. For some reason, I feel like that yellow die cut looks like a dream catcher. Anyone else getting that vibe?!?

Monthly Craft Kit Right to Your Door, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This greeting is my favorite! It feels so powerful and heartwarming and I love it! Who wouldn’t love to get a card like this in the mail?!?!

If you love craft kits or know someone who would love to make some cards, Paper Pumpkin is the answer! These all inclusive kits come right to your door and all you need is scissors! Perfect for kids and adults! Sign up for the April Kit before the 10th and join in the fun! Click here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


February 2022 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The February 2022 Paper Pumpkin isn’t really my style but it’s good to have cards like this on hand. After all I do have lots of nieces and nephews and my own kids that would love a card as cute as these!

February 2022 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

While monkeys are my favorite, I think this elephant one is actually my favorite out of this set of cards! There is something about the roller skates and cuteness that I love! This card could be used as a birthday card but also as a fun happy mail card. I could send it after grades come in or for a sports tournament or just because! Kids love getting happy mail and words of encouragement as well!

This card shows off the vellum and the little rock stones really well. They are subtle but also add a fun layer and texture to the project! This is another card that is fun to send as general happy mail to brighten someone’s day! Honestly it works for all ages, I think! What about you?! Let me know in the comments below!

I keep thinking this one is a giraffe but it’s not! Still super fun and I love cupcakes so I’m on board! Also, I have to mention that the envelopes for each of these cards are SUPER CUTE and fun! Just over all these 9 cards are fun and different to add to my card collection and I can’t wait to send them out and spread some happiness!

The March Paper Pumpkin Kit is called Beyond the Horizon and coordinates with the On The Horizon Suite!!! There is also 2 stamp sets in the kit to celebrate Paper Pumpkin’s Birthday! Woot Woot! Today is the last day to get signed up so hurry up and do it now! Click here to get the March Kit!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


January 2022 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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I am ON IT this month! I already have my January 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit complete! It was super fun and quick I thought! I also loved that it was all about hearts and love but not specifically Valentine’s Day! I liked it much more than I thought I would and I love Valentine’s Day!

January 2022 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I LOVE these cards soooo much more than I thought! They were super fun to make and quickly came together! I can’t wait to send them out! There is also an Add On Kit which has treat boxes in it and coordinates with this kit! I can’t wait for those to arrive so I can make Valentine’s’ Day Treats!

Valentine's Day Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the pink set the best because well….PINK! These cards are 3 hearts all together and it’s super cute! There is gold foil for an extra bling factor. The back side is white and empty so you can always write your message there! The pearl sequins really pop and look stunning too! I found that I loved the arrow at an angle more than straight across like the instructions!

The vanilla cards used the greeting “love you more” and at first I thought I didn’t care for that. In the end, I did all 5 cards with it because I loved the look and after all tis the season to spread the love so why not! I also stamped the envelopes with the giant XOXO which is super cute and would be fun on any greeting card envelope! I really just loved this kit so much!

If you would like to sign up for Paper Pumpkin and join in the fun of creativity, click here! It’s the perfect card kit to do during these winter months or while watching the Winter Olympics!!!! I’m super excited about those as you can tell in my video creating these projects here!!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


December 2021 Paper Pumpkin!

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I have completed the December 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit and it is SUPER CUTE! I love the pun greetings and the cute foods! I think these cards are perfect for silly #happymail for the next month or so!

December 2021 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There are 3 each of these 3 designs and the coordinating envelopes are adorable too!!! There are so many different greetings to use for each of these as well as inside greetings! I love it!

Homemade greeting card kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think the cherries are my favorite! I love the smiley faces but I thought the sad faces worked well with the greeting – That’s the pits! For this card, I did forget to add the rectangle vellum layer behind the greeting but I think it still looks fabulous! There were 3 extra cherry sprigs so I added those to the inside corner of the cards!

Beginner Card Craft, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is my 2nd favorite card. I figured since I used the greeting with “bunch” I needed to put more than one banana on the front. This used up all of them so I didn’t decorate the inside of the cards with bananas! I guess I could always stamp them and color them in! I did remember the vellum circle on this card though! It’s really subtle in the photos! Do you like to use vellum for a subtle look or meh!?!? Let me know in the comments below!

Very Punny Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I found these greetings to be super cute but also something I might not use as often. The faces are hilarious though! Also a little tip for you….add adhesive along the thought bubble as close to the edge as possible. Then set it on top of the scallop edge to adhere to the card. Trying to adhere that little scallop die cut alone is super hard but adding it to a bigger piece helps.

Which card from the December 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit did you like the best?!?! Don’t forget that there is still time to sign up for the January Paper Pumpkin Kit – Hugs & Kisses! It is all regular sized cards but a box add-on kit if you need treats! Click here to sign up!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura